How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Explicitly enforcing bootstrap checks

How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Explicitly enforcing bootstrap checks

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Explicitly enforcing bootstrap checks” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts bootstrap checks. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Quick Overview

Elasticsearch kicks several bootstrap checks to make sure basic cluster configurations are according to recommendations. And if you see this log, that means it is explicitly doing all checks. For further reading please see - bootstrap checks  It can be turned on/off using the below steps: Users can enable/disable all these checks explicitly by setting to true/false in JVM options.  
 "es.enforce.bootstrap.checks" : true/false (set either true or false) 

Log Context

Log”Explicitly enforcing bootstrap checks” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


        if (enforceLimits) {
  "bound or publishing to a non-loopback address; enforcing bootstrap checks");
        } else if (enforceBootstrapChecks) {
  "explicitly enforcing bootstrap checks");

        for (final BootstrapCheck check : checks) {
            final BootstrapCheck.BootstrapCheckResult result = check.check(context);
            if (result.isFailure()) {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Can I disable the bootstrap checks in Elasticsearch 5.4? 3.89 K 3

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